Women's Golf Coaches
|YEAR AT FGCU:||4th Season|
|ALMA MATER:||Arkansas '06|
Sarah Trew begins her fourth season as the FGCU women's golf coach in 2014-15. She was named the program’s fourth head coach on June 16, 2011.
In her third season in 2013-14, Trew led FGCU to earn three top-five finishes and four more top-11 rankings while competing in a challenging schedule. The Eagles began the season with a first-place finish at the Eagle Invitational and culminated their success this season with a fourth-place finish at the 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, in which junior Georgia Price placed 7th overall. Following the season, senior Briana Carlson, who previously earned a first-place finish at the Eagle Invitational, earned a position on the A-Sun All-Conference Second Team. Overall, team members produced par or better on 10 occasions.
The 2013-14 season also saw records broken on the course and in the classroom. The Eagles set a new single-season scoring record with a team average of 307.88, while also setting a new benchmark academically. The team earned a team grade point average of 3.8 in the fall semester and set the FGCU team record with a 3.92 during the spring of 2014.
In her second season in 2012-13, Trew's Eagles finished with their best-ever showing at the Atlantic Sun Championship, coming in third. As a unit, the team produced its low-team round with a score of 291 at the conference championship, while also producing its best-ever scores in 36-holes (589) and in 54-holes (887). Individually, Trew coached Georgia Price to a spot on the A-Sun All-Conference Second Team. Price also earned the individual crown at the Jacksonville Courtyard Classic and earned A-Sun Player of the Week early in the season. Sophomore Chelsea Guoynes also earned a conference Player of the Week award in March. Additionally, five Eagles garnered WGCA All-American Scholar honors with minimum GPAs of 3.5.
In her first season at the helm in 2011-12, Trew led FGCU to eight Top 10 finishes including four inside the Top 5. The Green and Blue recorded their best finish under her direction at the 36-hole NIU Snowbird Classic (Mar. 15-16), where they took third place in the field of 11, and also posted a trio of fourth place finishes throughout the year. The Eagles wrapped up the year with a seventh place finish at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, as freshman Chelsea Guoynes took 14th on the individual leaderboard.
Competing with a four-member team for the majority of the season, Trew managed to place an individual in the Top 15 in eight of the 10 competitions on the year. The Eagles finished the season with 14 Top 20, seven Top 10 and five Top 5 individual finishes, highlighted by a runner-up finish by senior Fabienne Haremza at the Holiday Inn Express/Hatter Classic (Nov. 7-8) to conclude the fall campaign.
Upon her arrival in Fort Myers in 2011, Trew took over the reins of the FGCU program following five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas. With the Jayhawks, Trew assisted with producing four team tournament championships and a program-best fifth-place finish at the 2009 Big 12 Conference Championship.
Trew also assisted in coaching four individual tournament champions at KU, highlighted by 2007 Big 12 Conference champ Amanda Costner, who was the first individual Big 12 champion in school history. Coster was also named the Big 12 Sports Person of the Year and began a string of three straight years that a Jayhawk earned first team All-Conference status.
Emphasizing the importance of academics, the team produced four KU Academic All-Americans and six Academic All-Big 12 selections under her assistance. Additionally, the program received the highest team grade-point average (GPA) in the KU Athletic Department for six semesters, highlighted by a spring 2010 GPA of 3.62, which is the highest in Kansas Athletics history.
A 2006 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a double major in criminal justice and sociology, Trew was a three-year letterwinner for the Razorbacks and a SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient from 2003-06. During her tenure in Fayetteville, Trew was instrumental in developing the program into a top-10 power while helping the team to its first-ever NCAA Championship appearance in 2005. In 2006, the Razorbacks returned to the NCAA Championship, finishing 10th overall after the four-round tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Trew currently holds the 14th-lowest career stroke average in Arkansas' women's golf history.
The Marietta, Ga. native was named to Marietta High School’s 10th Hall of Fame class in the fall of 2013.
Prior to becoming a member of the Razorbacks, Trew competed at the University of Georgia from 2002-03 where she played one season for the Bulldogs and redshirted another. While at Georgia, she was a Dean’s List honoree in 2002 and named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2002-03.
Following graduation, Trew turned professional in July 2006 and competed in select events. Trew was a qualifier for the 2006 and 2007 finals of the Re-Max World Long Drive Challenge, finishing 11th in 2006 and earning a district championship with a 325-yard drive.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT TREW
“In my opinion, Florida Gulf Coast has one of the best young up and coming coaches in Sarah Trew. I have had the pleasure to watch Sarah grow from a top junior golfer in the state of Georgia, to coaching her in college at Arkansas, and then seeing her mature into a great assistant coach at Kansas. In each phase she earned the respect of her peers through loyalty and hard work. Florida Gulf Coast women's golf is in great hands with Sarah.” – Kelley Hester, University of Georgia Head Women’s Golf Coach
“We are sad to see Sarah leave but this is a great opportunity for her. She has been an asset to our team and we wish her all the best.” – Erin O’Neil, Kansas University Head Women’s Golf Coach
“The hiring of Sarah will add value to the FGCU program as well as the competition within the state. She will be a tireless recruiter as the state has so many talented golfers and recruiting opportunities. Sarah has a passion for the game and she has an even bigger passion for seeing the people she is around be better individuals. I wish her much success as she takes this step in her coaching career. There is no doubt she will do great things at FGCU.” – Marci Kornegay, University of South Florida Head Women’s Golf Coach
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